Timmins out of Roo Tour

Dragons international rep Shaun Timmins has today withdrawn from the Kangaroo squad for the upcoming tour because of ongoing knee problems.

Dragons team doctor Martin Raftery assessed Timmins today and ordered him to have an athroscopy as soon as possible. He has had five knee operations.

Fellow Dragons international Luke Bailey has also withdrawn from the Kangaroo squad because he is having major ear surgery today which requires 10 weeks recovery.

Mark Gasnier is hopeful of a full recovery from the injuries (knee, calf, quad) which have dogged him this season to make the Kangaroo Tour.